Orginally Posted 12SEP15

It’s been a long week and and the University of Liverpool Arion1 team have finally arrived in Battle Mountain for the World Human Powered Speed challenge.

We left for San Fran six days ago travelling together as a team of 12. I was Loaded up with about two days worth of prepped food and enough Tupperware to make Mary berry jealous. Thanks to ‘Body Type Nutrition’ for keeping my diet on track for this last month. It’s sometimes hard to know what are the right food choices, especially when travelling so having one of their coaches, Chris Emmett on standby for advice was a god send.

The Arion1 riders, Me, Dave and Natasha were put up in a great house when we arrived in San Francisco so have been able to keep rested and fresh. We joined a gym and hired bikes to keep the training going. With leaving 9 days before the event started it was important to keep training. Thanks to Tom Kirk at ‘Custom Cycle Coaching for looking after my training plan for the run up to the event. 

We kept ourselves busy looking for good food and good coffee for a couple of days. The bike then arrived so the engineers got to work immediately making sure it was here in one piece. Just as soon as they’d checked it out we were packing up again ready to tackle the long drive out of California and across Nevada.

It ended up being 9 hours in the car with a food stop in Reno and a slight detour through something which looked like a road on google maps but was far from it! We survived the ‘shortcut’ and rolled in to the Big Chief Motel, Battle Mountain at about 9pm ready for a good sleep. 

The guys were up early and the bike looks ready to roll now. we’ll be making our final preparations for the next few days before the event begins early Monday morning.Let’s Go!!!

Week 1 video

Ken